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post #21 of 98
I went through a few different phases. 9th-10th grade I was into the skater look...baggy jeans, skater shirts. 11th-12th I was somewhat hippy...long skirts, birkenstocks.

I graduated in 1997
post #22 of 98
Early 90s, three different high schools. Some memorable apparel:

- Torn jean shorts over tights in winter.

- Flowered dresses with army boots.

- Blazers and hats. Weird/preppy stuff.

- Flannel. (Oh, so much flannel. Thank you, Pearl Jam.)
post #23 of 98
Parachute pants and babydoll tees. I had long blonde hair that I chopped off junior year and died blue.
post #24 of 98
I shopped at thrift sores and was on the punk/goth side, then morphed into a more vintage/rockabilly style.
post #25 of 98
My teen years saw lots of style changes. Mostly, I did big hair and 80's style clothing in my later teen years. Before that, I didn't follow style.
post #26 of 98
For context, I graduated high school in 1986.

I entered my teens (middle school) as a preppie. That was an expensive but easy phase - a lot of polo shirts and sweaters.

In high school I morphed into a goth-like, punky sorta look. It was all about The Cure and such...Funky, asymmetric hair with lots of harispray to keep it "in form" (fortunately very few photos to capture that "moment" in my life)...black lipstick, black nail polish...my parents were good natured about it because I was still, overall, a "good" kid, very studious with good grades, etc. I think that it drove my more conservative brother nuts but he defended me if anybody had anything negative to say to me about it...
post #27 of 98
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Originally Posted by amma_mama View Post
For context, I graduated high school in 1986.
Ah, so you're probably a year younger than me. Nice to see someone my age around here!
post #28 of 98

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Edited by oiseau - 9/27/13 at 6:40pm
post #29 of 98
Hmmm... well, I graduated in '92 and I changed my style quite often. I wasn't really part of any cliques that actually stuck together or anything, so I kind of changed how I dressed to fit in with whoever I was hanging out with at the time.

My freshman year, I sort of went through a heavy metal phase, where I wore nothing but heavy metal t-shirts and jeans.. I'm on the right.

My sophomore year, enter nothing but t-shirts and acid washed jackets and jeans.. I'm on the left.

Junior year.. hmm. Enter new boyfriend who drove a nice car and hung out with some preppier kind of folks, who I just didn't quite fit in with. I had to kill off the acid washed stuff. Me.

Senior year..? All preppy. Shoulder pads and all. TONS of makeup. Lots of jewelry. Me.
I'm in the green sweater and pants.

As for today..? Pfft. I still really have no style that's really ME, ya know? I just dress how I feel for the day. Could be a baggy sweats, hair in a ponytail, no makeup day. Could be all made up, dressed to kill in high heeled boots (me in the middle).
post #30 of 98
I was goth. As goth as can be. On Halloween people could never tell if I was in costume or just wearing regular clothes. It was great.
post #31 of 98
Scarily enough, I haven't changed my clothes much since the mid-eighties.
Jeans, a sweater, converse (now replaced with my new brown suede "oxford" keens). I had an Aran sweater that I adored and wore to bits.

I strive to be wooly/cozy without falling to frump.

I did have a pair of cockroach-killer pointy shoes, a few layered skirts, and at least one white frilly shirt
post #32 of 98
My parents chose my clothes. Stylish, yet conservative.

My step-mom would go to the mall on her lunch hour, buy a bunch of clothes, and then do the whole fashion show thing. Whatever looked bad or I absolutely refused to wear went back.

She once brought home some Kenneth Cole stilettos for me in high school, I fell over in the kitchen trying them on - those went back.

Liz
post #33 of 98
I went to highschool in the late 70's, graduated in 1980.

Freshman-Sophmore year was pretty preppy. levi cords, t-necks, button down shirts and fairaisle sweaters in the winter/fall. Lacoste shirts, chinos, denim skirts in the spring/sumer. Jaques Cohan espadrilles, papagallow flats. Lots of monagramming.

By the end of my sophmore year I was following the Dead around the country and was all hippy-chick. Handtooled leather sandals, wrap around indian print skirts, peasant blouses, tons of vintage stuff especially silk "bed jackets" over bodysuits, embellished/beaded sweaters and granny dresses.

In my late teens/early twenties (college) I discovered "fashion" and wore tons of fiorucci, pucci, benneton (before it came to the states), esprit, anything I could find at the italian markets. I had blue streaks in my hair and if it had zippers on it I was wearing it.
post #34 of 98
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Senior year..? All preppy. Shoulder pads and all. TONS of makeup. Lots of jewelry. Me.
I'm in the green sweater and pants.
err...that's tons of makeup? That looks quite restrained to me. I wish I had a pic of me in high school. The only one that really captured my look was a black and white photo for the grad poll in our yearbook. Unfortunately, my face got kind of washed out by sunshine, and you can't really "get" the full impact of the makeup in black and white, anyway. One day, maybe I'll try to scan it in...it's pretty close to the binding of the book, though, and it's hard to scan.
post #35 of 98
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err...that's tons of makeup? That looks quite restrained to me. I wish I had a pic of me in high school. The only one that really captured my look was a black and white photo for the grad poll in our yearbook. Unfortunately, my face got kind of washed out by sunshine, and you can't really "get" the full impact of the makeup in black and white, anyway. One day, maybe I'll try to scan it in...it's pretty close to the binding of the book, though, and it's hard to scan.
lol ohhhh yeah, it was. That second pic is actually a digital picture of a polaroid picture and it doesn't pick it up very well. The other picture is also picture of a picture. I had really bad acne my senior year and my makeup was so thick that people teased me saying that I must put it on with a putty knife.
post #36 of 98
I graduated in 94. By that time, I was wearing levis jeans, converse (maroon or evergreen, and a smattering of thrift store funky seventies finds. I was fond of thrift store tee shirts with random sayings (I had a resees peanut butter cup shirt.) 1993-94 was when I gave uo the full makeup habit I had cultivated in the three prvious years.

Junior year was the first time I died my hair raggedy ann red with cool-aid.

Freshman and sophomore year I wore a lot of button up shirts tucked into tapered jeans (usually guess jeans). Also cardigans with mock turtle necks. I had a hideous leather jacket with shoulder pads. And the hair would be done and sprayed. I also wore paisley vests over button up shirts. Pretty typical of the era.
post #37 of 98
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The way I dressed is, I believe, refered to as "emo" now. Back then we were just freaks and it wasn't a cool thing to be.
I wasn't emo, I wore 50s-60s dresses, cat eye glasses, goth-type clothes, etc. Different colors of hair.
And, no, like you said, being different was not cool then. I still remember being warned that a bunch of "jocks" were beating up "freaks" in college and to watch my back. And had many a nasty comment made to me in HS- but also had lots of friends.

But, hey, we knew we were cool- it just took the rest of the world a while to figure it out.
post #38 of 98
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I graduated in 1996.

Flannel, sweater, or sweatshirt with jeans, and t-shirts or those god-awful body suits (giant onesies!). Combat boots or similar-style shoes.

Now: Pretty much the same thing, but with more sweaters and sweatshirts and only 1 flannel. And no onesies. And sneakers because I can't find good shoes.
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Mid to late 90's- my style back then would be "art geek" I guess.

Everything I wore was thrift store finds- lots of ripped old man pants, tight 80's Gloria Vanderbilt and Calvin Klein jeans, those long-sleeved stripey t-shirts like Kurt Cobain wore, complete with thumb-holes cut into them, green Converse sneakers. All with generous amounts of black eyeliner.

And several gorgeous vintage dresses and skirts that I would so love to kick my former self for donating to Goodwill in an over-zealous closet purging... (although if I wore them now, they would be stained in about two minutes, given my children's quick stain capabilities)


Yes to both of these!!! I also loved my converse one stars, my thrift store t-shirts ( I especially loved tiny ones with cool or random sayings) and granny sweaters with baggy jeans and oh yeah, don't forget about the cute little baby barrette in my hair
post #39 of 98
Mid to late 80's... so, I wore all the horrible denim and belted shaker-knit sweater glory that implies. I think there may even have been some shoulder pads when I was a freshman or sophomore.

The classic 80's looks gave way to tie dyes and hippie skirts as I became an upperclassman in high school. I ran with the freaks and geeks (think brainy stoners) and it sometimes seemed like the weirder the clothing combo, the better in our crowd.
post #40 of 98
all I cared about is that my butt looked cute in my jeans..same as now
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